Whitney Bresson

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The 9 Habits of People Who Never Have to Clean Their Homes

A maid isn't needed, just some better habits.<p><b>1. They put away their clothes every night.</b>When you're changing into your pajamas, it might be tempting to just toss your clothes on a chair or even on the floor, but don't fall prey to that lazy trap. It takes a couple of seconds to put them in your …

Coats

9 Things Professional Organizers Do Every Day

There's a reason they never lose their keys.<p>We're not sure if organizing pros are born or made, but good news: Tova Weinstock (aka "Tidy Tova") bets on the latter. The professional organizer says that anyone can make a few tiny changes to their everyday routine to get (and keep) their house in …

Time Management

How to Eat Toast for Dinner

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, Gabriella Paiella shows us how to make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: Dinner always tastes better when you eat it with your</i> …

Breakfast

DIY Watermelon Shorts

I’ve been eating a lot of watermelon this summer, which inevitably results in dripping a good portion of it on myself at some point, but the watermelon that I’ve been wearing doesn’t look nearly as good as these DIY Watermelon Shorts by Andrea of FancyMade (who notes that this tutorial works for …

A Wonderful Crochet Blanket

Check out this stunning blanket! Sheri LB pointed it out to me. I have such great crochet friends who point out online lovelies to me. This one …

Homemade Flea Powder

Homemade Flea Powder – Flea, Tick, Ant, Mites, Fly, Mosquito and other Insect Repellent. Ditch the toxic chemical repellents and kill fleas and other …

Insects

Tower of Herbs

Don't miss out on fresh herbs (or pay a lot for them at the market) just because you don't have a big yard. Situate this compact herb garden in a sunny spot near the kitchen door for easy snipping.

Gardening

5 Stability Moves That Tone Your Abs and Legs

Exercise 1 Kickstand single-leg squats<p>Balance on one foot with your hovering leg bent, toe pointing toward the ground <b>(A)</b>. Lean forward slightly, then bend your standing leg as deeply as you can, but so you can still see your toes beyond your knee; the back leg can come down so your toe touches the …

Workouts

DIY Text Cushion

Lift Like a Girl: A Guide to Heavy Lifting

Let's talk a little bit about the importance of lifting heavy weights. Many women (my old self included!) are afraid of the weight room due to concerns around getting "bulky" or "big." Women tend to report that they would like to "tone" their muscles and spend hours doing cardio and lifting pink …

DIY Heart in a Jar Pin Valentines

Recipes, DIY, Home Decor & Crafts

Top 30 Planters – DIY and Recycled

Flowers have always been a part of our live, whether we just like to receive them or having them in our homes. What do you do when your plant need …

How to Make Sugar Cube Scrubs | Craft Tutorials & Recipes

<b>Product benefits and overview.</b><br>These cute little cubes offer all of the benefits of a moisturising sugar scrub without the oily mess. Each one is a …

Skin Care

Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches<p>Sayonara, situps! Kick your abs workout into overdrive by trying one of these killer tummy-toning moves.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that …

17 Dogs All Cozy In Their Christmas Pajamas

It's not Christmas 'til you get in your jim jams.

Christmas Eve

4 Slimming Foods To Always Have On-Hand

<b>Frozen Chicken Breasts or Salmon Filets</b><br>You don’t even have to buy the frozen kind—you can buy them fresh and then freeze them yourself when you get home. When it’s mealtime, just defrost one in the microwave, and then broil, bake, or stir fry it as you wish. The protein in the chicken and the omega …

12 DIY Jewelry Gifts Your Friends Will Actually Wear

Christmas is around the corner and <i>gasp</i>! You need gifts for your gal pals. And you’re on a budget. Luckily, we’ve searched the interwebs high and low and found some of the best jewelry you can DIY that your friends will be proud to wear. Let’s start with necklaces!<p>1. Prairie Feather Necklace: Isn’t …

Cinnamon Sugar Sourdough French Toast Bake with Whipped Greek Yogurt Cream

Cinnamon Sugar Sourdough French Toast Bake with Whipped Greek Yogurt Cream.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> December 17, 2013 79<p>It’s like French toast month on the …

The Ultimate DIY Beauty Gift Guide

There’s no need for DIY gift giving to go awry—select one or a few of our DIY beauty gifts to make someone’s holiday truly shine. Easy to come by natural ingredients, and fresh ideas abound. From <i>Spa Specialties</i> to <i>Kid Approved</i>, give a thoughtful gift and wow those on your holiday gift list this …

30 DIY Sharpie Projects You Have to Try

You’re about to be drawn into the world of everyone’s favorite permanent marker: Sharpies! And what’s not to love about ‘em? From the variety of bold bright colors to the nearly hundreds of ways to use them to make your world a more wonderful place, Sharpies are the go-to instrument for upgrading …

Breakfast Recipes For High-Octane Energy

Photo: Courtesy Of America's Test Kitchen.<p>Ok, yes, we know you've heard it many, many times before. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, …

For Thanksgiving, Help Spread the Word on Food Safety for Dogs

On Thanksgiving, chances are there will be at least one very eager dog friend underfoot trying to see if she can use an old Jedi mind trick to get …

The Fastest Way to Dye a Tote. Period.

We always try to bring reusable totes to the grocery store or market, but we just aren’t big fans of the ones you get at the checkout counter. So instead of being resolved to carrying any old market tote, we decided to make our own using only four supplies!<p><b>Materials:</b><p>– Canvas tote<p>– Spray dye<p>– …

How to Make Homemade Vanilla Extract

Home > Recipes by Category > DIY Recipes > DIY: Homemade Vanilla Extract<p>DIY: Homemade Vanilla Extract<p>November 4, 2013 // 119 <i>Comments »</i><p>I don’t know …

Spicy Thai Steak Salad

<i>Jenny is in perpetual search for easy, weeknight recipes to attempt to feed her family. When they balk, she just eats more.</i><p><i>Today: A weeknight dinner that's down to wait -- and gets better as it does.</i><p>Do you know what the best part of the ballet is? Not having to go. Sorry to all you toe shoe lovers …

Onions

Spiced Butternut Squash, Garlic Butter Mushroom and Fontina Nachos with Crispy Sage

Butternut, Mushroom and Fontina Nachos with Crispy Sage.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 4, 2013 84<p>‘Tis the season to be weird.<p>It’s like… how many things can I …

Cashew Ambrosia Salad

How to Live Life to the Fullest (28 Plans) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Life is made to be explored and it’s content, be reached to the utmost. Limits are no limits when you don’t recognize them. With a burning-desire to …

Raw, Vegan Pecan Pie

<i>Every other Thursday, Gena Hamshaw of the blog Choosing Raw shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: Traditional pecan pie, this is not. But it is nutty, sweet, spiced, and gooey -- and you should make one this Thanksgiving.</i> <i></i><p>Anyone who’s experimented with raw, vegan …

Baking